The course will address ethical issues that arise in journal publication and ways of investigating and resolving breaches of publication ethics.
The course will include topics such as conflicts of interest, duplicate publication, image fraud, authorship disputes, and falsification of data. Participants will learn the appropriate approaches to investigate suspicions of breeches of publications ethics and uses of errata, retractions, expressions of concerns, and sanctions. Case studies will be used as examples for discussion and audience participation/questions will be encouraged. Managing editors, publication managers, journal staff, and those in other management positions in the journal publishing industry are encouraged to attend.